Lancaster University

Overview

Lancaster University is a genuinely research-based government institute. However, it is not a member of Russell Group but a highly ranked collegiate, international university.The university runs eight undergraduate colleges and one postgraduate college. The birth year of this university was 1964, and it was one of the several new universities of that decade. It believes the motto ‘Truth lies open to all.’ Lancaster University Rankings is the Best in the world.



History

The Royal Charter of the UK founded Lancaster University in 1964. But before that, the post-World War II population was concerned about their education’s importance. And this school was first announced as one of the glass-plate universities between 1958 to 1961. Princess Alexandra of Kent performed the duty of Lancaster University’s chancellor from the first year till 2004. The institute enrolled first students in that beginning year but got science students in 1965. It established the first two colleges in 1964, Bowland and Lonsdale and got the first college building in 1966.

Location

The campus of Lancaster University can be found in the geographical centre of the United Kingdom. Getting to downtown Lancaster by bus, bike, or foot from campus is easy. Lancaster is a small and welcoming city with a wide range of attractions, from green space in its many parks to a wide selection of restaurants and eateries to cultural landmarks like Lancaster Castle, music festivals, cultural celebrations, museums, and theatres, as well as a modern high street packed with shops and a variety of nightlife options.

Just 40 minutes away by car, or two hours by boat on the Lancaster Canal, lies England’s largest National Park, the Lake District. You may take in the breathtaking scenery of the English countryside, designated as an area of exceptional beauty.Both the university and the city have excellent transportation links, making them an excellent home base for seeing the rest of the UK and abroad. The train ride from Lancaster to Manchester International Airport takes 75 minutes, while those to London take two and a half hours, and those to Scotland take two hours.

Students Statistics

  • Undergraduate –73 %
  • Postgraduate – 27%
  • Full-time students –91%
  • Part-time students –9%
  • UK students– 65%
  • EU students-9%
  • International students –25%
  • Female – 51%
  • Male –49%

  • This statistical value can be changed because it changes every year.

    Ranking & Achievements

  • 12th in the UK – Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
  • 14th in the UK – Guardian University Guide 2023
  • 122nd in the world – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
  • 146th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2023

  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 91% of Lancaster’s research was deemed “internationally exceptional” or “world leading,” with 46% receiving the top 4* rating. Lancaster University is in at number twenty-one on the Times Higher Education‘s list of the top 157 universities worldwide. This ranks Lancaster higher than eight universities in the prestigious Russell Group.

    Lancaster University received the maximum possible five stars from QS Stars for its outstanding achievement. Teaching, employability, internationalization, research, facilities, topic ranking, and environmental effect are just some of the areas in which Lancaster has received top marks from QS Stars.

    Faculties

    The University has four faculties-


  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health and Medicine
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • Fees & Scholarships

    Lancaster University fees for International students are £15,080-19,250

    Scholarships

    The university provides scholarships and funding facilities for studies, and some cases cover the students’ living expenses. Different faculties and departments offer different awards. The university has announced two scholarships for undergraduate students in 2021. If they are eligible they can get both the scholarships at a time-

  • £1,000 Lancaster Scholarship- Eligible students will get this scholarship each year of the program.
  • £2,000 Lancaster Scholarship- Eligible first-year students only get this one.

  • A bursary of £1,000 value is also available for eligible candidates of 2021 from UK government funding. The students who have finished their undergraduate or Lancaster University postgraduate from this institute can get two types of awards named Alumni Loyalty Scholarship.

    For undergraduate degree holders-

  • 20% fee reduction- First class result needed in bachelor.
  • 10% fee reduction- For 2:1 bachelor degree holders.

  • For postgraduate degree holders-

  • 20% fee reduction- For the students who have finished their first Masters with Distinction.
  • 10% fee reduction- For the students who have earned their first Master’s degree with Merit.

  • Besides, the university also offers some loans and funds according to the need of the students.

    Courses

    Foundation

  • Business and Management Studies
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  • Engineering and Computing
  • International Foundation Year in Social Studies
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Social Studies

  • Undergraduate

  • Drama, Theatre and Performance (Placement Year)
  • Spanish Studies and Linguistics
  • French Studies
  • Biology (3 Years)
  • Natural Sciences (4 Years)
  • German Studies and History
  • Financial Mathematics (4 Years)
  • English Language and German Studies
  • Chemical Engineering (3 Years)
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Biochemistry (3 Years)
  • Politics and Sociology (Placement Year)
  • Environmental Science (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • Physical Geography (3 Years)
  • Law
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (3 Years)
  • Film and Sociology (Placement Year)
  • Psychology and Spanish Studies
  • Environmental Science (Placement Year)
  • English Language and Literature
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Fine Art and Design (Placement Year)
  • Engineering (4 Years)
  • Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (4 Years)
  • German Studies and Theatre
  • Linguistics (Placement Year)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (Placement Year)
  • Software Engineering
  • Physical Geography (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • Management and Spanish Studies
  • English Language in the Media (Study Abroad)
  • English Language and Linguistics (Placement Year)
  • Fine Art and Creative Writing
  • Fine Art (Placement Year)
  • Business Analytics (Industry)
  • English Literature
  • Natural Sciences (3 Years)
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Film and English Literature
  • Biology (4 Years)
  • Economics and Mathematics (Industry)
  • Nuclear Engineering (4 Years)
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Criminology and Sociology (Placement Year)
  • Architecture
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science (with Industrial Experience)
  • Computer Science
  • Geography (Professional Experience)
  • Computer Science and Mathematics (4 Years)
  • Natural Sciences (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Ecology and Conservation (Study Abroad)
  • Theatre and English Literature
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Business Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • French Studies and Film
  • Law (International Law)
  • Fine Art and Theatre (Placement Year)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • English Language in the Media
  • Linguistics (Study Abroad)
  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics
  • Biochemistry (Placement Year)
  • Linguistics
  • French Studies and Geography
  • Engineering (3 Years)
  • English Literature and History (Placement Year)
  • Chinese Studies and Film
  • Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics
  • German Studies
  • Film and Philosophy
  • Biochemistry (4 Years)
  • English Language and Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology (3 Years)
  • Theatre and Creative Writing
  • Financial Mathematics (Placement Year)
  • Film and English Literature (Placement Year)
  • English Language (Placement Year)
  • Film Studies (Placement Year)
  • Film and Sociology
  • German Studies and Geography
  • International Business Management (Mexico)
  • History, Philosophy and Politics
  • Biomedicine (3 Years)
  • Spanish Studies and History
  • Spanish Studies and Politics
  • Fine Art and Theatre
  • German Studies with Italian
  • English Literature and Philosophy
  • Spanish Studies
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Law with Politics
  • Chemical Engineering (4 Years)
  • Zoology (Placement Year)
  • Politics and International Relations (Placement Year)
  • Accounting and Finance (Industry)
  • Management and German Studies
  • Sociology
  • French Studies and Mathematics
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy and Politics
  • Economics (Industry)
  • Chinese Studies and History
  • Biomedicine (4 Years)
  • Mathematics with Statistics (Placement Year)
  • Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Film and Philosophy (Placement Year)
  • Accounting and Management (Industry)
  • Environmental Science (3 Years)
  • Psychology and Linguistics
  • Physics (3 Years)
  • Zoology
  • Linguistics and Philosophy (Placement Year)
  • German Studies and Spanish Studies
  • French Studies and Philosophy
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Management and Human Resources
  • Human Geography (Placement Year)
  • Business Analytics
  • French Studies and German Studies
  • English Language
  • Mathematics with Statistics (4 Years)
  • Physics (Study Abroad)
  • Geography (Study Abroad) (MArts)
  • Spanish Studies and Theatre
  • Criminology (Placement Year)
  • History (Study Abroad)
  • Criminology and French Studies
  • Nuclear Engineering (3 Years)
  • English Language and Creative Writing
  • Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad)
  • Fine Art and Design
  • French Studies and History
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry)
  • Film Studies
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Theoretical Physics (3 Years)
  • Chinese Studies and French Studies
  • Economics
  • History and International Relations
  • International Business Management (Italy)
  • Management and Information Technology
  • Philosophy
  • English Literature and Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • Business Management (Study Abroad)
  • Mathematics with Statistics (3 Years)
  • Politics
  • German Studies and Mathematics
  • Biology with Psychology
  • Environmental Science (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Psychology and Chinese Studies
  • English Language in the Media (Placement Year)
  • Mathematics (Placement Year)
  • Medicine with a Gateway Year
  • Biomedicine (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • German Studies and Computing
  • Chemistry (3 Years)
  • Politics, International Relations and Management
  • Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year)
  • Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Industry)
  • International Business Management (Canada - Brock University)
  • Psychology and German Studies
  • Law (Clinical Learning)
  • Law (Study Abroad)
  • Geography (Study Abroad)
  • Business Economics (Industry)
  • German Studies and English Literature
  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry)
  • Mechatronic Engineering (3 Years)
  • Fine Art
  • Marketing
  • Social Work
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies
  • Management and Human Resources (Industry)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Engineering (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (3 Years)
  • Chemistry (4 Years)
  • Geography (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • Film and Theatre
  • Economics (3 Years)
  • Business Analytics (Study Abroad)
  • Environmental Science (4 Years)
  • French Studies and Computing
  • International Relations (Placement Year)
  • Spanish Studies and English Literature
  • History (Placement Year)
  • Biomedicine (Placement Year)
  • English Language and Spanish Studies
  • Marketing (Study Abroad)
  • Finance (Industry)
  • Psychology (3 Years)
  • Chinese Studies and German Studies
  • Chinese Studies and English Literature
  • Theoretical Physics (4 Years)
  • Ecology and Conservation (Placement Year)
  • Chinese Studies and Mathematics
  • Geography (3 Years)
  • Computer Science (Study Abroad)
  • Law with Criminology
  • International Business Management (France)
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering (4 Years)
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Earth and Environmental Science (4 Years)
  • History and Philosophy (Placement Year)
  • Marketing Management
  • Design (Placement Year)
  • Theatre and English Literature (Placement Year)
  • International Business Management (Spain)
  • Engineering (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • English Language and Linguistics (Study Abroad)
  • Financial Mathematics (3 Years)
  • Geography
  • Philosophy and Politics (Placement Year)
  • History and Politics
  • Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (3 Years)
  • Geography and Economics
  • Psychology and French Studies
  • Spanish Studies and Computing
  • History and Philosophy
  • Peace Studies and International Relations
  • Fine Art and Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Biomedicine (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • French Studies and Theatre
  • Mathematics (Study Abroad)
  • Theatre and Chinese Studies
  • Economics (Study Abroad)
  • Politics, Religion and Values
  • Criminology and Law
  • Economics and Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • German Studies and Film
  • English Language and Literature (Placement Year)
  • Management and Human Resources (Study Abroad)
  • Human Geography (Study Abroad)
  • French Studies and Linguistics
  • Geography (Placement Year) (4 Years)
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Placement Year)
  • Physical Geography (Placement Year)
  • Psychology (4 Years)
  • Psychology (Study Abroad)
  • Politics and Sociology
  • Finance
  • Geography (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Earth and Environmental Science (3 Years)
  • Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology (4 Years)
  • Biomedical Science
  • Geography (Placement Year)
  • Psychology and Management
  • Physical Geography (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Mathematics (3 Years)
  • English Language and Chinese Studies
  • Business Management (Industry)
  • Zoology (Study Abroad)
  • Fine Art and Film (Placement Year)
  • Psychology (Study Abroad) (4 Years)
  • Management and Information Technology (Industry)
  • Physical Geography (4 Years)
  • Sociology (Placement Year)
  • Mathematics (4 Years)
  • Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (Study Abroad)
  • Chinese Studies and Philosophy
  • Politics, Religion and Values (Placement Year)
  • English Literature (Placement Year)
  • English Language and French Studies
  • Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Spanish Studies and Philosophy
  • English Language (Study Abroad)
  • Mechatronic Engineering (4 Years)
  • Chinese Studies and Politics
  • Spanish Studies and Film
  • Biology with Psychology (Placement Year)
  • English Literature and History
  • Economics and Finance
  • Film and Creative Writing
  • Spanish Studies and Geography
  • Biology (Placement Year)
  • Chinese Studies and Linguistics
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year)
  • Politics (Study Abroad)
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Fine Art and Film
  • French Studies and Politics
  • French Studies and Spanish Studies
  • History, Philosophy and Politics (Placement Year)
  • English Literature and Philosophy (Placement Year)
  • Politics (Placement Year)
  • Biology (Study Abroad)
  • Business Management (Entrepreneurship)
  • Human Geography
  • Biochemistry (Study Abroad)
  • Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (4 Years)
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • Accounting and Management
  • History and Politics (Placement Year)
  • Economics and Finance (Industry)
  • History
  • French Studies and English Literature
  • English Literature with Creative Writing
  • Management and French Studies
  • Natural Sciences (Placement Year)
  • Computer Science and Mathematics (Placement Year)
  • Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience)
  • Spanish Studies and Mathematics
  • Spanish Studies with Italian
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • German Studies and Philosophy
  • German Studies and Linguistics
  • Chemistry (Study Abroad)
  • Economics, Politics and International Relations
  • Physics (4 Years)
  • French Studies with Italian
  • Peace Studies and International Relations (Placement Year)
  • Marketing with Psychology
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Placement Year)
  • Natural Sciences (Study Abroad) (3 Years)
  • Software Engineering (with Industrial Experience)
  • International Business Management (Germany)
  • Geography (4 Years)
  • Marketing and Design
  • Film and Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • Film and Theatre (Placement Year)
  • English Literature with Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • Philosophy (Placement Year)
  • Mechanical Engineering (4 Years)
  • History and International Relations (Placement Year)
  • Law (Placement Year)
  • Computer Science and Mathematics (3 Years)
  • Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (Industry)
  • Theatre and Creative Writing (Placement Year)
  • German Studies and Politics
  • Mechanical Engineering (3 Years)
  • Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad)
  • Geography (MArts)

  • Postgraduate

  • Finance
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • War and Diplomacy
  • Corpus Linguistics (Distance) (12 Months)
  • Gender and Women's Studies and English
  • Food Security (Distance Learning)
  • Organisation Development
  • Data Science
  • Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Leadership and Management
  • Strategy
  • Professional Practice (12 Months)
  • Health Data Science
  • Creative Writing with English Literary Studies
  • Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • International Business and Corporate Law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (12 Months)
  • Professional Practice (18 Months)
  • Leadership and Management (Health Care)
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning)
  • Politics and Philosophy
  • Political Ecology
  • Architecture
  • Medical Leadership (24 Months)
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Creative Writing (Modular)
  • Statistics (12 Months)
  • Philosophy
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  • Business Administration (Executive)
  • Religion and Conflict
  • Religious Studies
  • International Law and International Relations (12 Months)
  • Diplomacy and International Relations (by Distance Learning)
  • Environment and Development
  • Language Testing (Distance) (24 Months)
  • Language Testing (Distance) (12 Months)
  • Cyber Security
  • Management (2 Year)
  • Diplomacy and International Law (Distance Learning) (12 Months)
  • Quaker Studies (Distance Learning)
  • Statistics (9 Months)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Business, Innovation and Management
  • Politics
  • Professional Practice (24 Months)
  • Philosophy (12 Months)
  • Film Studies
  • International Relations
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Research
  • Politics, Philosophy and Management
  • Human Resources and Consulting
  • English Literary Research
  • Law
  • International Human Rights and Terrorism Law
  • Digital Humanities
  • Money, Banking and Finance
  • Innovation and Improvement Science (12 Months)
  • Arts Management
  • Diplomacy and International Law
  • Law by Research
  • Marketing
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Quakerism in the Modern World (Distance Learning)
  • Theatre for Social, Political and Environmental Change
  • Creative Writing (Distance Learning)
  • Innovation and Improvement Science (24 Months)
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Criminology and Social Research Methods
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Psychology of Advertising
  • Developmental Disorders
  • History
  • Environment, Culture and Society
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Discourse Studies
  • Sociology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Data Science (Dip)
  • Leadership Practice
  • Leadership Practice (Dip)
  • Corpus Linguistics (Distance) (24 Months)
  • Medical Leadership (12 Months)
  • Diplomacy and International Law (12 Months)
  • Management
  • Religious Studies (12 Months)
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Data Science (Cert)
  • Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods
  • Design Management
  • MBA
  • Medical Leadership (18 Months)
  • Environmental Management
  • Languages and Cultures (by research)
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • International Law
  • English Literary Studies with Creative Writing
  • Biomedicine
  • Social Research
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • English Literary Studies
  • Conflict, Development and Security
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Business Analytics
  • Environment and Law
  • Ageing
  • International and Military History
  • Mechanical Engineering with Project Management
  • Translation
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Distance)
  • Fine Art
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Education and Social Justice (by Distance Learning)
  • Professional Practice
  • Innovation and Improvement Science (Dip)
  • Food Challenges for the 21st Century (Distance Learning)
  • Professional Development
  • Economics
  • International Business and Strategy
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Volcanology and the Environment
  • Regional and Local History (Distance Learning)
  • Diplomacy and Religion
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Facilities and Services

    Lancaster University provides all necessary and modern services during the study periods and after completion. All the individual colleges ensure multiple facilities, including welfare support, leisure facilities, arranging social events, and so on. These things make campus life tensionless and comfortable.

    The Lancaster help desk always gives priority to the queries of students. Whether they need counseling, visa information, or health and well-being services, all are served by the institute. There are spaces for prayers of different religious students and meditation also. The friendly staff and surroundings of Lancaster offer the best support to international students.

    Student Life

    Lancaster students enjoy a multicultural environment. Every college community arranges a warm welcome for new students each year. Student life is easier with the Lancaster University Students’ Union services. Student can express their thoughts, make friends, gather knowledge, and get creative with a variety of activities of it.

    The union publishes a newspaper related to students’ comments and news named SCAN. LSBU also has a shop, a nightclub and offers an off-campus housing agency. There are chances to get involved with local and international volunteering activities for students. Moreover, the students enjoy the city because the campus is nearer the mountains and the sea.

    Accommodation

    Lancaster University ensures standard quality student homes. Their student housing is an award-winning system. According to choices and budgets, students can choose their accommodations in UK. At the annual National Student Housing Awards, the institute has been marked as the UK’s Best University Hall several times.There is eight collegiate set up for students. First-year undergraduate students like to choose on-campus homes. These are almost all en suite and good quality options.

    A new student can get a guaranteed seat if he/she chooses this school as the first choice. Students with disabilities can also get facilities according to their needs. Again, there are two-three bedroom options for students with families. Moreover, those who want to live outside the campus can choose off-campus housing or other university-approved properties.

    Transports

    The transport system from the campus is excellent and far-reaching. Lancaster students can get different ranges of buses and coaches to travel short or long distances in the UK. The on-campus stoppages are easy to reach. During the semester sessions, students can catch at least 14 buses an hour to visit the city from the university. For students and staff, discounts are available for bus passes. So, students can enjoy trouble-free journeys during studying at Lancaster University.

    FAQ’s

    Is Lancaster a top 10 university?

    Both the QS World University Rankings 2023 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 place them in the top 150 worldwide. This is evidence of their dedication to high-quality education, supported by their groundbreaking research.

    Is Lancaster University a good university?

    Based on the results of the National Student Satisfaction Survey from 2022, Lancaster University was ranked as the best in the North, the eighth in England, and the eleventh in the United Kingdom.

    Is a degree from Lancaster respected?

    Employers have great regard for graduates from Lancaster. Career services are available, if necessary, from the first day of enrollment through graduation and beyond. A vibrant, research-led environment where cutting-edge experts teach students at the forefront of their fields characterises the educational experience at this institution.

    Is Lancaster affordable for students?

    To many students, the low cost of living in Lancaster makes it the best place to study in the UK.

    Does Lancaster University need IELTS?

    A total score of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic test (UKVI approved or other centres) or IELTS Online, with scores of at least 6.0 in each element.

    Is Lancaster University public or private?

    Located in Lancaster, Lancashire, England, Lancaster University (officially (officially,ity of Lancaster) is a public research institution.

    What is Lancaster University acceptance rate?

    A total of 6,714 students from around the world were accepted to Lancaster University in 2020, with an admission rate of between 14% and 18%.

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